Nuclear Age Peace Foundation 2014 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Contest Winners Vietnam: January 28, 1973 by Sophia Marusic Youth Category (13-18), First Place I cannot tell you anything of guns– other than, in the slick sunrise like a peeled peach, they’ve been muzzled and the crack of black pepper bullets has stuttered to a […]

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When the U.S. insisted on imposing crushing and murderous economic sanctions on Iraq for the next 13 years [after the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s], these sanctions directly contributed to the deaths of a half million children under age five. BY KATHY KELLY  LAProgressive.com  October 20, 2014 On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as […]

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“There is Islamaphobia, and it’s moved from being a personal tool of oppression to structural and institutional,” [Abudayyeh] explained. “Even non-prominent Muslims are being caught up in law enforcement entrapment on both coasts now. The majority of the prominent Muslims caught up in that net have in common that they are Palestinian organizers and are […]

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“We must use all of the tools at our disposal, from dialogue and mediation to preventive diplomacy, to keep the unsustainable exploitation of natural resources from fueling and financing armed conflict and destabilizing the fragile foundations of peace.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon U. S. MILITARY: A DANGEROUS SOURCE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE Intense […]

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Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, breaks down the history of political inaction around the climate that has brought us to the point of crisis and the visionary framework social movements need to usher in an economy that is both democratic and regenerative. Interview by Laura Flanders Subscribe or “Follow” […]

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In the summer of 2010, Assange had been in Sweden to talk about WikiLeaks revelations of the war in Afghanistan – in which Sweden had forces under US command. The Americans are pursuing Assange because WikiLeaks exposed their epic crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq: the wholesale killing of tens of thousands of civilians, which they […]

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Who are the targets of the FBI and Grand Jury Witch Hunt? Here are some of the people who have been targeted with an FBI and Grand Jury investigation allegedly related to providing “material support” to a foreign terrorist organization. Nine of the activists are trade unionists – founding members,…

 I believe it important to understand how western media beat the drum of war on behalf of George W. Bush. The echo chamber demonstrated it could be counted on to back acts of aggression around the world with impunity. By Peter Lavelle   Global Research  November 18, 2014   Sputnik  17 November 2014 Region: Russia and FSU   Theme: Media Disinformation We have recently been hearing a […]

 Unintimidated by the efforts of two administrations to force him to reveal a confidential source who disclosed the betrayal of the public by the government, Pulitzer Prize- winning New York Times reporter James Risen exposes more about the reality of greed, power and endless war in his new book, Pay Any Price.  By Mark Karlin  Truthout.org | […]

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Mnar Muhawesh, Founder and Editor In Chief, MintPress News, talked about how the tightly controlled corporate media ignores reporting and good journalism to follow directives on creating enemies and promoting wars. Almost all of the media outlets in this country are owned by a few corporations. Thank you so much for having me, I’m honored to be […]

…”breaking virtually every rule in the free market playbook,” will become a necessity if we are to not just attempting to build stronger seawalls but survivable, sustainable, communities.   By Karen Rybold-Chin, originally published by On the Earth Productions  | NOV 4, 2014 Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate starts […]

By Jody Bolz  BlogThisRock  November 7, 2014 BLACK SITE “It’s one of the most sophisticated, refined programs of torture ever,” an outside expert familiar with the protocol said.   —The New Yorker First, take away light. Leave time-but make it dark, disordered. Make it sleepless. Not day, not night. Leave space-but make it small. Make it […]

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By Devreaux Baker   Nuclear Age Peace Foundation   October 15, 2014 Hurry, you have to tell them. A girl is walking down the street hand in hand with her mother coming or going to a wedding or a birth. There is the sound of celebration in the air, the smell of spice on their hair and […]

The “Red Skins” name is in itself referring to the skins of Native people, which were presented by bounty hunters for payment in the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.    BY WINONA LADUKE  LAProgressive.com  November 16, 2014   “Riding cross the desert on a horse with no name….. Entering football and hockey season with a […]

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The Bases of War in the Middle East From Carter to the Islamic State, 35 Years of Building Bases and Sowing Disaster By David Vine   TomDispatch.com   November 13, 2014 An anti-war protest in 2010. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue/cc/flickr) Common Dreams Introduction by Nick Nurse  In a September address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Barack […]

Author of The Real Wealth of Nations Uploaded on Sep 7, 2011 Riane Eisler is a social scientist, attorney, and author whose work on cultural transformation has inspired both scholars and social activists. Her research has impacted many fields, including history, economics, psychology, sociology, and education. She has been a leader in the movement for […]

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Click here to enlarge image. From the article “FEUDALISM, CAPITALISM AND CORPORATISM: HOW THE CORPORATION IS CHANGING THE WORLD” in PhilosphersforChange.org. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook! Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today. Rise Up Times is also on  Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr. Find us on Twitter […]

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If fighting terror means perpetual war, then we’ve already lost and our soldiers will ultimately be the ones who pay the greatest price. President Obama, and 40% of the American people, are making a terrible mistake by focusing more upon beheading videos than the psychological, emotional, and physical toll that Iraq has inflicted upon our […]

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London musician Frobisher recently penned the lyrics to an antiwar song inspired by Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. “Harry Patch called war ‘legalized mass murder.’ In his honour, on this day, 11th November, I want to…

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Americans have a right to learn about people bearing the consequences of U.S. war, but there is scant incentive to exercise this right in a society where militarism is glorified and military spokespeople continually assure the U.S. public that U.S. militarism has improved the lives of women and children in Afghanistan. By Kathy Kelly  HuffingtonPost.com […]

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